Representative Weissman called the meeting to order and made opening remarks.
The Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) annual legislative report was distributed (Attachment A).
John Odenheimer, Sex Offender Management Board vice-chair and community corrections representative, provided an overview of the SOMB and its membership. He also discussed the SOMB standards and guidelines and the upcoming sunset review.
Chris Lobanov-Rostovsky, administrator, Sex Offender Management Unit, Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management, Department of Public Safety, discussed research and standards regarding sex offender treatment and supervision. He provided an update about webcasting meetings and an electronic library repository for meeting minutes and audio recordings. He also explained the data collection process for providers and polygraph examiners. He further discussed the sunset review process and recommendations in it, including sexually violent predator definitions. He explained using a risk identification system and using research and evidence to drive decision-making.